Films selected for Fest

BLYTHEWOOD – “The films that will be screened are now decided, so we know what the audience will be viewing, they are all very good – sad, serious, funny and some very good stories, all short and easy to watch. Adults and students will find enjoyment in them,” Ray Smith, organizer of the Doko Film Fest, said of the event set for April 26 – 27.

The event, featuring the work of student film makers, is expected to be high-end entertainment for both adults and students, with films submitted from across the state of South Carolina, Texas, California and Canada.  Film categories include animation, music, comedy, short stories and doc mentaries.

Of the entries, Smith said 13 films were selected.

A special reception will be held at the Doko Manor on April 26 for Blythewood’s own Academy Award winner, Michelle Eisenreich who, with her production team, has won two Oscars for special effects. Eisenreich also served as a judge of the entries and will make a presentation on screening day, April 27 at Westwood High School.

Also, during the screenings, four masterclasses will be offered that anyone can attend: making films with a smart phone, good camera and lighting techniques, directing actors and what makes a winning film.

The actor who plays Michael Myers in the movie Halloween also served as a judge for the entries.

Tickets to the event are $5 for adults and free for students.

For more information about Doko Film Fest, go to dokofilmfest.com.